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  • An Unexpected Trip

    After not seeing my family for more than two years (thanks, pandemic), I just spent a nearly 5 weeks at my mom’s house. It wasn’t a planned trip – my mom needed an urgent surgery, so I hopped on a plane so I could be there during her surgery and to help out as she […]

  • Goals for 2022

    Another year starting amidst a bunch of uncertainty means I’m going with another small list of moderate goals for 2022. In fact, I’m going to use a very similar list to last year, but with a few additions. By the end of 2022, I will have:  made 22 new foods and/or beverages that I’ve never […]

  • Goals for 2021 – The Final Report

    Since 2020 was a dumpster fire and there was no end in sight, I decided to set modest goals for 2021, because really, how can anyone plan anything amidst an ever changing pandemic? And it was probably a good thing I did because there were enough simultaneous apocalypses, what with the heat domes and floods […]

  • Light at the end of the tunnel

    I can eat indoors at a restaurant with friends. My hockey league has re-started for a summer season. We’re allowed to travel to other regions within the province again – so are planning our usual trip to Kelowna for the August long weekend. My office is working on a plan to get us all working […]

  • 76

    Today would have been my dad’s 76th birthday. He never got to meet Watson (and he wasn’t particular fond of cats, what with his being a bird man, and cats being bird murders and all), but here’s a picture of Watson is wearing a party hat! We1 had cupcakes tonight in Dad’s honour. I was […]

  • NaBloPoMo – Day 13 – Pier Park

    I saw this story in the newspaper yesterday and it reminded me that I wanted to blog about the fire that burned down half of Pier Park in September. Pier Park is a boardwalk in New Westminster, just a few blocks from my place, which opened in 2012, just before I moved here. The easternmost […]

  • More Random Pandemic Thoughts

    It was just over six months ago that the World Health Organization declared COVID-19 to be a pandemic and six months ago today was the last day that I worked in my office (which is the milestone in my brain of when the world changed the most for me). Living during a pandemic like this […]

  • Mini-Vacay

    I decided to take this week off work. Figured it was a good chance to recharge my brain before I have to really start prepping for my fall classes. Plus Scott and I went to Kelowna this weekend and I got some produce that I want to pickle, so I figured that it’s better to […]

  • On the eight and ninth day of donating…

    I missed doing a blog posting yesterday because I take the red eye to Toronto and then got distracted by seeing my family and going to the movies and also being super tired from taking the red eye. So, for yesterday’s donation, I asked my family for recommendations of a non-profit and my brother-in-common-law suggested […]

June 2024